Land Acquisition Funding Program


Assist federally recognized Tribes in acquiring land consistent with applicable laws and regulations in establishing a Tribal trust land base. The Bureau of Indian Affairs received funding for land acquisition efforts for on and off current reservations to support sustainable land practices and purpose of protecting and conserving natural resources areas of cultural importance to Tribes and Alaska Natives.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2023 This is a new program and no projects have been funded, but funded projects will meet the objectives of this program.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (Pub. L. 117-103) provided the BIA with $7 million to acquire fractional land interests as authorized under the Indian Land Consolidation Act Amendments of 2022. (Pub. L. 106-462) and the American Indian Probate Reform Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-374).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Beneficiary Eligibility
Tribal entities
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Awards will be distributed to successful applicants that are responsive to required documentation posted on
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria for selection will be posted in competitive funding announcements on
How may assistance be used?
Tribes will use funds to acquire land consistent with applicable laws and regulations in establishing a Tribal trust land base.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports will be required.
Audit requirements as described in 2 CFR part 200 apply.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
1-five years Funds will be distributed via ASAP
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
BIA, Office of Trust Service - Division of Trust Land Consolidation
2021 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101 USA
Phone: 406-247-7913
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $2,000,000.00; - New program so no funding has been available until FY 2024
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2024 This is a new program and no projects have been funded yet.


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